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    Default 75 Squadron Ju88 Claim 3 June 1942

    Greetings All,

    Can anyone confirm that a JU88 was shot down by a 75 Squadron Wellington U at 0248 hours on the 3 June 1942 30 miles off Southwold, Suffolk please,

    The air gunner being Sgt Raymond John Finlay HIRST RNZAF. The crew was later lost 10 July 1942

    I would be pleased to see documentation to this effect if possible. (awarculus@xtra.co.nz). I do have the Combat Report.

    Also it would be helpful to see the names of the German crew.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Digger.

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    Hi Digger,
    The Interception/Tactics report No 97/42 has this as "claimed as definitely destroyed". I will send a copy by email.

    The ORB has the comment "no enemy a/c were seen" but this is not unique. I have found several combats in other documents that are missing in the ORB.

    Regards,
    Peter

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    Peter,
    Many thanks indeed for the docs you sent me,

    I note this morning (sunday) that the site will now allow images aboard, many thanks to the team at RAF Commands.
    Digger.

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    Greetings again,
    Would anyone know the names of the German crew of a Ju88 shot down30 miles off Southwold, Suffolk coast on the night of 3 June 1942 at approx 0248, or any lead such as a Southwold newspaper of that time. Please.
    Ever hopeful,
    Digger

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